Trump Administration Proposes Sweeping Changes To Federal Family Planning Program

The Trump administration has issued its final draft of a rule that makes sweeping changes to Title X, the federal program that provides birth control and other reproductive health services to millions of low-income Americans. Under the new rule , posted Friday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs, any organization that provides or refers patients for abortions is ineligible for Title X funding to cover STD prevention, cancer screenings and...

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Two-Minute Drill: Redhawks Collect Multiple Conference Honors

Redhawk student-athletes brought home multiple conference honors this week, for their performances last week and one for her performance over an entire season. Freshman gymnast Anna Kaziska continues to perform at a high level, as she earned Midwest Independent Conference Newcomer of the Week honors for the fourth time this season. Kaziska won the beam and floor titles and took third in the all-around last Friday at the GymQuarters Mardi Gras Invitational quad meet, including a career-best...

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To Your Health: Teen Dating Violence Awareness

A small moment of anger pushed Grammy-winning artist Gary Clark Jr. to create the unapologetic, seething song "This Land."

Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller say they take no position on what Paul Manafort's prison sentence should be, but say President Trump's former campaign chairman acted in "bold" fashion to commit a multitude of crimes.

Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced next month after pleading guilty in a Washington, D.C. court last year to charges of conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Today, I have two names for those tempted to gloat, despair, or be ashamed because of Jussie Smollett, the actor now accused of orchestrating a fake bias crime against himself.

Those two names are Charles Stuart and Susan Smith.

For those who don't remember: In October 1989, Charles Stuart sent Boston police on a tear looking for the black man he claimed forced his way into his car — after a childbirth class no less — and then shot and wounded him and killed his pregnant wife.

Should there be a way forward for people accused of sexual misconduct and what would that look like? That's the question NPR's Michel Martin poses to Julianne Malveaux and Melanie Campbell.

Hollywood Culture Post-Weinstein

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Just in time for Oscar weekend, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kim Masters, editor-at-large of The Hollywood Reporter, about the culture in Hollywood post-Harvey Weinstein.

Vote-counting has started in Nigeria's much-anticipated election, a week after it was postponed by election officials who blamed logistical challenges.

The country's 73 million voters will choose between dozens of presidential candidates, including incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking a second term to take the country to the "next level."

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

After long days picking leaves on tea plantations in India's remote northeast, some laborers like to relax with a glass of cheap, strong, locally-brewed liquor. Most can't afford the brand-name stuff.

But Indian authorities say at least 93 people have died and some 200 others are hospitalized after drinking tainted alcohol there in recent days. Some are in critical condition.

BILL KURTIS: From the most popular soprano to one of the most beloved authors. John Grisham joined us last year to talk about his latest novel, "The Reckoning."

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

I asked him about his first novel, "A Time To Kill," which did not, in fact, set the world on fire.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill. Thanks so much, everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: We're taking the week off from the news. You know, we're just putting our feet up and rocking back-and-forth, saying, it's not happening, it's not happening, it's not happening.

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How Pianist Kris Bowers Found His Inner Virtuoso For Oscar-Nominated 'Green Book'

There are three pianists involved in making the music of the Oscar-nominated film Green Book . The first is Don Shirley, who was popular in the 1950s and 60s, both in person and on vinyl. The second is actor Mahershala Ali, who portrays Shirley in the film but does not play piano. And so, the third pianist is Kris Bowers, who does all the playing for Ali in the film. Bowers recreated the music Don Shirley played just as Shirley, a jazz and classical virtuoso, played it. But on screen, you'd...

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J. Marshall Shepherd: How Does Bias Shape Our Perceptions About Science?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Bias and Perception . About J. Marshall Shepherd's TED Talk Why do many people dismiss issues like climate change, despite strong scientific evidence? Climatologist J. Marshall Shepherd examines how different forms of bias shape how we perceive science. About J. Marshall Shepherd Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is the Director of the University of Georgia's Atmospheric Sciences Program. In 2013, he was the president of the American Meteorological Society, the...

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